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2018 LOUISIANA - January, February & March 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2011)


January 19-20, 2018
Ag Expo 2018
West Monroe, Louisiana
Trade Show – Farm Equipment - Livestock Shows – Educational Events:  The Best of American Agriculture, Producing your food and fiber…safely, efficiently, abundantly!  Hosted by the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council, AG EXPO is unique in the Louisiana, south Arkansas, east Texas and Mississippi area. This premier event is attended annually by 10,000 to 12,000 visitors from the region.  Since the early 1980’s, AG EXPO has provided a means to educate the public, both youth and adult, on the many ways agriculture touches daily lives, from explaining the food chain to the multiple applications of agricultural products. The event introduces advances in technology and science being made for efficiencies in growing, harvesting and marketing all kinds of commodities. Additionally, the agri-business community enjoys a unique opportunity to present products and services. It’s a family event.  Attendance: 12,000.

January 21-23, 2018  School Nutrition Industry Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
School Nutrition Association. Strengthen your business connections, further your professional knowledge and help SNA build the future of School Nutrition

February 14, 2018 - VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants
in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

February 17-24, 2018 - National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.


March 5-9, 2018
National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.

March 20, 2018
'AgDay' National Agriculture Day
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

March 24, 2018  Gumbo Gladiators Cook-Off - Shreveport, Louisiana


2017 LOUISIANA - January, February & March 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 11-12, 2017  Cake Fest Louisiana - New Orleans, Louisiana
Cake Fest is a Cake Competition and Exposition featuring a number of the industry's leading bakers and artists as well as a number of local flavor vendors.

March 17-18, 2017 - Iowa Rabbit Festival - Iowa, Louisiana
A top 20 festival in the Southeastern United States, attracting over 20,000 people each year. Rabbit Cookoff, Miss Bunny Pageant, Parade, music, carnival, etc. The State Rabbit Show is during the Festival, with over 400 Rabbits competing! Every kind of Rabbit known to man is there. Annually the 3rd Weekend in March.  Attendance: 20,000.

March 18-19, 2017 - Louisiana Chili Cook-Offs
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The 2017 Louisiana Regional & State Chili Cook offs will be held on the LSU campus in front of the John M. Parker Coliseum (Corner of Stadium and Highland Rd) in Baton Rouge on March 18th and 19th 2017. Both of these events are sanctioned by the International Chili Society & By The Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). These events are hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge, the Knights of Columbus, Catholic radio 1380 WPYR. and 4 The Kids Foundation.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the children at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital which is the second largest children's hospital in Louisiana, touching the lives of 100,000 children last year.  In addition to the Chili Cook-Offs there will be  celebrity judges, music, food, drinks.  Also, the LSU Spring garden show/plant sale, The Baton Rouge Spring Car show will also be held on the 17th

March 23-26, 2017  Louisiana Crawfish Festival - Chalmette, Louisiana
The crawfish are being trained for the races and are gnawing at the bit as we patiently await the jockeys to be chosen from the audience. The food vendors are in the check mode for Louisiana Crawfish, fresh veges and all the fixins to make the boil with all the trimmings down right tasty Louisiana style. The entertainers are tuning up for the greatest show on earth and the rides, midway and carnival are shining with all the giltter, horns, bells and whistles. Arts and crafts vendors are designing, assembling and creating as if in Santa's workshop!  It's the perfect venue for famlies, reunions and new acquaintences to welcome in the Crawfish Season and Fair and Festival social events. There's fun for everyone beginning with YOU!!!

March 24-25, 2017  Hammond Smokin' BBQ Challenge
Hammond, Louisiana
This year's event will also feature 50+ local teams competing in the Backyard Boogie and the Chicken Little Contest, making this event the largest BBQ event in the State of Louisiana.

March 26, 2017  32nd Annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off - Eunice, Louisiana
About 100 teams compete to see who can cook the best crawfish etouffee (smothered crawfish usually served with rice). Thousands of visitors come to this annual event to view three categories of cook-off participants. Last Sunday in March each year.


2016 LOUISIANA - January, February & March 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

March 3-5, 2016  Ag Connect Expo 2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Introducing a world-class event that brings together the very latest in equipment, technology and ideas from all areas of agriculture production—all around the globe.



2015 LOUISIANA - January, February & March 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 27, 2015  America's Hometown Sweets - New Orleans, Louisiana
In the adventuresome spirit of the weekend's FoodFest, it will bring the best sweets from all over the country to New Orleans (and, of course, include local greats,too!), giving guests an unprecedented opportunity to sample, compare, and contrast regional taste in all those things that ring the chimes of a sweet tooth.


2011 LOUISIANA - January, February & March 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

February 28, 2011 Tilapia Aquaculture in Haiti - New Orleans, Louisiana
The Workshop will be held on the 28th February, the day before the Aquaculture America 2011 conference in New Orleans, LA, USA.




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